Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Prelims Quiz -2 (General Science)


1. Which of the following is a balanced fertilizer for plants? 

a) Urea 
b) Ammonium sulphate 
c) Nitrates 
d) Compost

2. Which of the following is not immunized by ‘Triple Antigen’? 

a) Typhoid 
b) Whooping cough 
c) Tetanus 
d) Diphtheria

3. Consider the following statements: 

1. Catalysts are substances which alter the rate of chemical reactions along with change in themselves 

2. Along with temperature and pressure catalysts are also factors in chemical reaction. 

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

a) Only 1 
b) Only 2 
c) Both 1 and 2 
d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Decrease in white blood cells results in 

a) Decrease in Antibodies 
b) Increase in Antigens 
c) Increase in Antibodies 
d) No change

5. Reserprine derived from the plant ‘Serpentina’ is used to 

a) Alleviate pains 
b) Alleviate high blood sugar 
c) Alleviate high blood pressure 
d) Cure rickets

6. Feeding of milk cattle with cotton seeds 

a) Increases fat content temporarily 
b) Decreases fat content temporarily 
c) May decrease or increase fat content 
d) Causes no change in fat content

7. Mouth and foot diseases in cattle are caused due to 

a) Bacteria 
b) Virus 
c) Fungi 
d) Penicillium

8. A body partially floats in water when 

a) The volume of the displaced liquid is equal to the volume of the body 
b) The volume of the displaced liquid is greater than the volume of the body 
c) The weight of the displaced water is equal to the weight of the body 
d) The weight of the displaced water is greater than the weight of the body

9. Consider the following statements: 

1. The shape and size of the cells, are related to the specific function, they perform 

2. A chromosome is a functional unit of a gene 

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

a) Only 1 
b) Only 2 
c) Both 1 and 2 
d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. In summer, man with excess perspiration feels weak, because of the 

a) Loss of more water through evaporation 
b) Loss of minerals through evaporation 
c) Loss of urea through evaporation 
d) All factors mentioned above

Answers: 1-,d 2-a, 3-b, 4-a, 5-c, 6-a, 7-b, 8-c, 9-a, 10-d.

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